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Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • Story: The Best
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on October 1, 2023 at 11:49 PM

    October 1, 2023 Philippians 2:1-13Matthew 21:23-32 She was the best. Everybody knew it. When young koa’e kea began learning to fly, they aspired to fly like her. She was the best. Koa’e kea move awkwardly on land, and so did she, but the grace with which she’d take off had everyone gasping […]

  • Story: Love Isn’t Fair
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 24, 2023 at 10:26 PM

    September 24, 2023 Jonah 3:10-4:11Matthew 20:1-16 He was the oldest of the three ‘amakihi, so he thought he would get everything the first and the best. In fact, he did get fed first after he’d emerged from the shell and was breathing deeply for the first time. Getting out of an eggshell sounds […]

  • Story: It Starts with Truth
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 18, 2023 at 12:04 AM

    September 17, 2023 Romans 14:1-12Matthew 18:21-35 They were building their first nest together as an ‘apapane couple. An ‘apapane nest is a pretty impressive piece of engineering, taking a week or even a day or two more. That’s a lot of grass and twigs and moss to move. They weren’t the […]

  • Story: Ready
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 10, 2023 at 11:39 PM

    September 10, 2023 Exodus 12:1-14Matthew 18:15-20 We’re back to flight school today. Nene flight school. The first part of the day had been occupied with eating lessons, because nene believe very strongly in the virtue of a good breakfast. And lunch. And mid-afternoon snack. And don’t get me […]

  • Story: Simple Song
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on September 3, 2023 at 11:31 PM

    September 3, 2023 Exodus 3:1-15Romans 12:1-8 ‘Apapane are known for their singing – the ohi’a and koa forests echo with it during the cooler parts of the day. ‘Apapane are sensible creatures and when it’s hot they save their breath for breathing. They are also known for the complexity of […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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